Advocacy News

ODHA is supporting the following bills during the 2019 Oregon Legislative Session:

  • Senate Bill 824 would allow the Oregon Board of Dentistry to accept results from alternative examinations (such as OSCEs) to meet one of the requirements for dental licensure.
  • Senate Bill 834 would allow OBD licensees (dentists & dental hygienists) to explain an error to a patient without the threat of that conversation being used against them in court.
  • Senate Bill 836 would authorize the Oregon Board of Dentistry to review patient charts associated with dental pilot projects approved by the Oregon Health Authority.
  • House Bill 2220 would authorize trained and certified dentists to prescribe and administer vaccines. 
  • House Bill 2666 would require each school district in Oregon to include oral health education as an integral part of the health education curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 12.